The most ‘unpleasant’ part – ‘absolutely horrible’ – is shared by a family living in a £500k beach bungalow.


The most ‘unpleasant’ part – ‘absolutely horrible’ – is shared by a family living in a £500k beach bungalow.

BEACH HUTS are on the rise as more Britons than ever opt for staycations. Many families have even decided to relocate to their beach house, though others confess it isn’t the most pleasant experience.

Beach huts have become a new form of luxury, as the brightly colored bungalows are now selling for more than the average UK house price, with some exceeding £300,000. Many Britons have decided to stay overnight during their staycations in order to get the most out of their money. A family has shown what life in a beach hut is truly like.

“My wife’s family had rented [beach huts]when she was a child and had great memories, so we wanted our children to have some fun, go crabbing, boating, and play plenty of games with other hut owner and renters’ children,” John, a husband and father of two, added.

“It’s been 11 years since we bought a hut. We looked at it for a few minutes before deciding to make an offer.

“We spent almost £150,000 on the hut, but I told my wife that the huts will be worth £500,000 in 20 years; it’s taken 11 years!” John remarked.

“We didn’t buy the hut as an investment; we bought it because it fit our lifestyle and we wanted our kids to have lots of childhood memories, which it has certainly provided,” he said.

Only between March and October are visitors allowed to remain overnight. “The loveliest time of the year is early spring with the long evenings and it’s so nice to sip a bottle of wine as the sun sets, it’s a stunning sight,” John explained. From May to August, we usually use the hut. When the last ferry departs the beach and it becomes quieter, you fire up the grill, throw on some locally caught lobster and/or Black Bream or Sea Bass, and enjoy the fruits of the sea in front of a breathtaking vista.” He described staying in a beach hut as “wonderful,” but said that it isn’t for everyone. “It’s like a tiny town; everyone supports each other, and children are safe because hut owners rally so fast if a child goes missing.”

“We can walk our dog on the beach all year, and it’s a great spot to visit,” says Brinkwire.


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